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Fibromyalgia Disability Benefits Canada

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fibromyalgia disability benefits canada

What Fibromyalgia Disability Benefits Are Available in Canada?

About three percent of all Canadians suffer from Fibromyalgia in varying levels of severity. Compared to many other diseases, this is a high number and means that nearly one-million Canadian citizens suffer from the disorder, which can sometimes reach debilitating levels of pain. One thing we are often asked is, is there a fibromyalgia disability living allowance in Canada. It is possible to receive benefits for Fibromyalgia disability in Canada under specific conditions. But what exactly is the condition and how does it appear in sufferers?

The Condition

One of the medically baffling aspects of Fibromyalgia is that it typically appears as a group of unrelated symptoms and is often misdiagnosed. In general, sufferers experience mood changes, memory difficulty, chronic pain and fatigue. The only upside is that the malady does not cause permanent joint disability, nor does it cause death. That’s small comfort, however, for anyone who is unfortunate enough to face the disease.

In its most common form, Fibromyalgia means chronic pain in muscles and bones, physical exhaustion and generalized fatigue. Organs anywhere in the body can become targets, with tissues and muscles near joints being the most common locations for the worst pain. And while almost any sector of the body can experience symptoms, common locations include the legs, neck, arms, back, and shoulders.

How To Apply For Fibromyalgia Disability Benefits

If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, you face a few unique hurdles pertaining to benefits, both in the application process and afterward. Here are the primary facts you need to keep in mind if you are a Fibromyalgia sufferer, a resident of Ontario, and seek to obtain Fibromyalgia disability benefits:

Document Everything

You’ll need documentation of four distinct facts: that you suffer from Fibromyalgia, that the disease prevents you from working, that you are getting treatment for the condition, and that you have tried your best to keep working even after the diagnosis. That’s a lot and is just one of the reasons people usually hire competent lawyers to help with claims.

Know the Status of Fibromyalgia Disability in Canada

The first question, “Is Fibromyalgia considered a disability in Ontario,” is an easy one. It is, but to be successful with a claim, it’s wise to hire a lawyer and assemble all the documentation noted above. Next, it’s important to understand that getting CPP (Canada Pension Plan) disability benefits represent one of eight types of payments you can get if you can show that Fibromyalgia keeps you from working. Other categories of benefits you might be able to get include employment insurance, short-term disability, a tax credit, provincial benefits, workers comp, veterans affairs benefits, and long-term disability insurance.

Qualifying for Fibromyalgia Disability In Canada

Fibromyalgia and disability qualifications are complex. The basic rule for CPP benefits is that sufferers must prove a “prolonged and severe” condition. These two words have precise legal definitions that are sometimes at odds with the way they’re used in everyday speech. Taken together, they refer to a condition that is long-term and of indefinite duration that keeps a person from doing financially gainful work.

A Case-By-Case Review Process

It is essential for applicants to use expert legal help because the misfiling of a single document or a routine clerical typographical error can result in a rejected application. Getting it right the first time is of paramount importance and speed up the receipt of benefits substantially.

Keep in mind that even though fibromyalgia is often called an invisible disease, the symptoms can be quite severe and disability claims are approved when all the necessary paperwork is in order. It’s also common for claimants who have been denied to reapply with the assistance of a lawyer and get a successful result on a second attempt.

Disclaimer: The content of this article is a general guideline made available for educational purposes only and is not intended to be used as legal advice for the reader’s specific situation nor in general. By reading our blog and website content, the reader acknowledges the above and understands there is no lawyer-client relationship created between you and Himelfarb Proszanski through this content. To get specific legal advice, we encourage you to book a free consultation with one of our lawyers to clarify the legal aspects of your situation.

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